Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
"Monster" Mike Schultz won his third X-Games gold Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, in Aspen, Colo. After a terrifying snocross accident two years ago, Schultz's left leg was amputated above the knee. He has designed and fabricated his own prosthetic leg and knee to withstand the rigors of extreme sports. Returning to his passions, motocross and snocross, Schultz has now won two gold medals in the Winter X-Games (snocross) and a gold in the Summer X-Games (motocross) in the adaptive class. Above, Mike easily sails over a 125-foot jump, the only thing missing from the "adaptive" track, in practice; he did so several times before the final race. This year's third-place winner in adaptive snocross did so wearing a prosthetic leg designed and made by Schultz. Without missing a beat, Schultz has thrown himself into the prosthetics fabrication business, and he also mentors and trains other athletes facing challenges. For the latest in his racing schedule, videos, and other information, visit his official website at www.monster mikeschultz.com. Photo courtesy of Sara Becker Schultz.